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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity. Any not-for-profit institution that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism; a public or private company is not eligible.

PI Eligibility: The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a doctoral degree, including M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted.  A PI may submit only one application under this RFA during this funding cycle.  A PI may resubmit an application that was previously not funded (See Section 8). However, such a submission will consume the institution’s quota.  Because this award mechanism is intended to support research directed by a single investigator, only one Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) may be included. Collaborators should have specific and well-defined roles.  Collaborations are permitted and encouraged, and collaborators may or may not reside in Texas. However, collaborators who do not reside in Texas are not eligible to receive CPRIT funds. Subcontracting and collaborating organizations may include public, not-for-profit, and for-profit entities. Such entities may be located outside of the State of Texas, but non-Texas-based organizations are not eligible to receive CPRIT funds.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: Texas A&M University-4; Texas A&M Health Science Center-4

Summary: CPRIT fosters cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for research projects addressing critically important needs related to the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. The objective of this award is to “bridge the gap” between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development by funding advancement toward investigational new drug (IND) clearance or investigational device exemption (IDE) approval (See Section 3, Mechanism of Support) for the therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario. The work funded under this RFA must be deemed sufficiently robust such that successful completion would result in identification of a “lead” compound, assay, or device that, as a next stage, could be taken into full development in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines and U.S. regulatory guidance documents and regulations. Applicants must identify a clear path of development consistent with the Target Product Profile outlined in the application. Any not-for-profit institution that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism; a public or private company is not eligible.


June 12, 2014: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

June 16, 2014: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

July 7, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 7, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 3:00 p.m. Central Time).  

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.